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supported other islamic organizations some of which conflict with one another. the fbi also said there's no evidence mateen got help from overseas. >> we've got team coverage. walter perez has details on the local victims. john rawlins has more on what local security experts are saying but we begin with chad pradelli live in orlando. chad pain there still very raw. >> reporter: yeah, brian, we're about a mile from the crime scene. we're actually across the street from city hall and this is just one vigil growing by the hour. there will be a service here at 7 o'clock tonight where hundreds are expected to attend. you can see flowers, you can see pictures, you can see handwritten notes as this city, this community continues to cope with this tragedy. there were moments of reflection and embrace at a vigil in downtown orlando. ivy came here to remember her friends who passed leroy
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fernandez. >> it's sadness, anger, pretty much everything you could possibly think of. there's not one certain emotion that you feel. >> reporter: banners were also placed on the ground where people could grieve and express themselves. >> there are two banners, one to thank our first responders and another banner to express condolences and love for the victims of this shooting and love for the community really. >> reporter: as emergency responders removed the last of the dead from the pulse nightclub, detectives begin reconstructing the movements of omar mateen, accused of committing this country's worst mass shooting. this morning relatives began arriving at a senior center to learn their loved one's fate. >> my brother frank hernandez. we just wander to know that he's okay -- we just want to know anything. >> reporter: what prompted mateen to commit the atrocity is unclear. he's been described as violent, mentally unstable withdrawn and religious but
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was he a radical or simply a man with an intense homophobia? officials say it may be a bit of both. >> we're working hard to understand the killer and his motives and his sources of inspiration. but we are highly confident that this killer was radicalized and at least in some part through the internet. >> reporter: and again, you're looking out here live at one of the signs here at this vigil. one love, one heart, one pulse. this is a community that is reeling with this tragedy. of course we're going to have more coverage for you tonight at 5:00, 6:00 truant the evening and again a service will take place where hundreds, possibly thousands are expected to attend. live in orlando, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." >> an emotion filled day there, chad thank you. at a we learned one of the victims of this tragedy is a teenager who had just graduated from west catholic right here in philadelphia. >> she was just one of the people from our area who was in that club saturday night.
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"action news"'s walt perez live now at the eastwick rec center in southwest philadelphia where they're holding a vigil tonight. walter. >> reporter: hi, guys. akyra murray was a star. plain and simple. more on that in just a moment but first we're told that akyra was in florida with her cousin and friend a young lady trying to make her way in the music industry. 20-year-old patience carter of philadelphia was in orlando trying to promote her budding music career. this youtube video shows her performing her new single. we spoke with carter's cousin who says she was looking for patience on social media when she heard what happened. >> my mom and them came in and they was like do you know patience got shot? she was at that party and i was just like oh my gosh because it was worrying me before my mom came in. >> reporter: patience carter was shot in the leg but she's expected to be okay. tragically her 17-year-old friend akyra murray is listed among those killed inside pulse nightclub. last week akyra signed her
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letter of intent to play basketball at mercy college on a full basketball scholarship. she helped west catholic high win a city championship earlier this year but west catholic principal jim gallon her said basketball did not define akyra murray. >> top three in the class. very respectful to everybody. she just embraced everybody here and treated everybody as an equal. >> reporter: those sentiments are echoed by napoleon kincaid who runs the summer league akyra played for. >> perfect student. she had everything going for her. mannerism, top notch. you can't ask for anything better from a high school kid like akyra murray. >> reporter: we're still working on gathering information but that third person with ac kieran patience in florida. meanwhile the vigil for akyra will be held at the eastwick recreation center beginning at 5:30.
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reporting live from southwest philadelphia, walter perez, channel6 "action news." back to you guys. >> walter thank you. of course any time something like this happens one of the big questions is inevitably how do we stop this from happening again. >> "action news" reporter john rawlins talked to local security experts today. he's live in wayne and, john, you also have more on the shooter in this case. >> reporter: well, if you see something, say something. we hear it all the time. it's good advice. people did say something in this particular case. the fbi became involved twice but in the end it opted not to take any further action. no system is perfect, certainly not one that involves human beings. his ex-wife says the man posing in the nypd shirt wanted to be a cop. coworkers described omar mateen as toxic. he was a belligerent conflicted man unmoored in short a perfect target for extremists. >> these are people that are
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highly recruitable by organizations like isis by even the organizations historickingly like the nazi party looking for those true believers, people that if you join us, we will recognize your genius. >> reporter: mateen's talk of terrorist ties alarmed coworkers in 2013 the fbi investigated for 10 months. >> ultimately we were unable tougher fight substance of his comments and the investigation was closed. >> reporter: a former deputy under secretary of homeland security says it was a judgment call. >> it was a determination based on things that he was doing he was probably more of a blowhard than anything else. then he got married hadn't app child. those are usually anchors of stability. >> reporter: there is no magic formula to analyze risk and sometimes the judgment is wrong. can the odds of finding a would be jihadist improve. one thought if parents see trouble brewing they should go to authorities quickly. we spoke to philadelphia police chief inspector joe sullivan last month.
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>> our initial role is not one to make an arrest. we want to assist you with other social service agencies to intervene and let's get this person back down to the right road. >> reporter: association he said no system is perfect. the chief inspector's message, though, is given the onslaught of videos that are being directed at young people to radicalize those young people the earlier the intervention the better the likelihood of stopping that radicalization. live in wayne, john rawlins, channel6 "action news." >> john thank you. we have much more coverage still ahead. in less than 10 minutes we'll hear what hillary clinton and donald trump had to say about the tragedy. >> at fer:30 we'll look at gun control and the renewed debate once again happening in the wake of this shooting. in the meantime our expanded coverage of the orlando massacre continues at you'll find more about those who lost their lives, videos from the scene and the
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aftermath of a photo gallery of tributes from around the country. >> join the ongoing conversation about this tragedy on our facebook and twitter pages. we'll bring you constant updates and where you can share your thoughts and condolences for the victims' families. >> turning now to accuweather on what's been around here a sun soaked day. >> let's head outside to meteorologist cecily tynan who is in for adam joseph today. hi, cecily. >> hi, brian and sharrie. a beautiful day, lower humidity, more comfortable temperatures than over the weekend and it is a little bit breezy but not nearly as windy as yesterday. philadelphia 77, normal high for this time of the year is 82. allentown, trenton and reading 73. cape may also 73. atlantic city airport 78 degrees. the past two days temperatures were in the 90's so a lot more comfortable not only with the temperatures but also the humidity levels. we have dewpoints below 60 degrees so that's a very dry air mass. that adds to the comfort level and it is a little bit on the breezy side. winds right now generally
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about 10 to 15 miles per hour. but this time yesterday we were dealing with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. so, the evening planner a very comfortable evening. we'll see some clouds here or there. winds diminish after sunset by 8 o'clock, 73, by 10 o'clock, 70 and then temperatures dropping into the upper 60's by 11 o'clock. as we look ahead, we stay with that low humidity tomorrow and wednesday, although temperatures will be up a notch on wednesdays into the mid 80's and then thursday looks like we live will have some periods of rain lingering into friday and an early look at father's day weekend is looking really nice. full details in the accuweather forecast. >> sounds good cecily. time for the "action news" traffic report. >> let's send it over to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the first check. hey, matt. >> once again this afternoon, guys, the traffic is not matching the nice weather. we've got a not so nice ride especially if you're coming out of camden heading into pennsauken and i think this one is going to be a problem much of the week. this is the admiral wilson
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boulevard eastbound side approaching the old airport circle approaching 130, construction here is knocking out the right lane right there. can you see some of the flashing lights? and then just beyond this on 38 eastbound past 130, two of the four lanes are going to be closed all week long for emergency work on the gas main. so, this is any other where you wander to be this week traveling on the admiral wilson boulevard eastbound because it's going to be congested for much of the week. this is 295 southbound side by the black horse pike. we had a crash here earlier. it's gone now but still some southbound slowing. about a three minute delay on the southbound travel time. that at this point is just typical afternoon volume. in wilmington, though, there's a crash on the northbound side of 495 past terminal avenue. speeds there in the 20's. i would use 95 northbound instead. but you deserve a little bit of good news, don't you? yeah, in oreland this afternoon the oreland mill road bridge over sunnybrook creek reopened. that's good news. go ahead and use it is. let's grab the ipad do the
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commuter report on this monday afternoon. lincoln drive near green street reports of a crash. farther along one along allen lane reported. we're watching a bunch of them. we'll check them again, brian and sharrie, in the next half hour. >> thank you my friendly still ahead here at 4 o'clock today we continue our coverage of the orlando massacre can. we'll hear from the presidential candidates donald trump and hillary clinton next. >> plus the trial of chaka fattah comes to an end. details on what happened in court today. >> and septa takes the first step toward a new era. the system that started today that will eventually make tokens a thing of the past. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> today in the wake of the orlando massacre terrorism gun control and immigration issues
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took center stage on the campaign trail. first, president barack obama calling this home grown terrorism and calling for change especially since the killer used legally purchased firearms. >> in the oval office today the president again saying that while omar mateen pledged allegiance to isis, there's still no proof he was under direction from a terrorist network. >> we have to go after these terrorist organizations and hit them hard. we have to counter extremism. but we also have to make sure that it is not easy for somebody who decides they want to harm people in this country to be able to obtain weapons. >> the mass shooting in orlando is shaking up the presidential campaign. presumptive democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton speaking in cleveland today mirroring much of president obama's stance on gun control especially assault weapons like the ones used by mateen. >> if the fbi is watching you for a suspected terrorist
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links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked. >> reporter: presumptive republican nominee donald trump fired up during his speech today calling mateen "a radical islamic terrorist" and calling on a ban on all muslims entering the u.s. for an undetermined amount of time. >> the bottom line is that the only reason the killer was in america in the first place was because we allowed his family to come here. that is a fact and it's a fact we need to talk about. >> reporter: so, today trump focusing more on border patrol than gun control and despite the war of words and ideologies today, both trump and clinton taking a moment to honor those killed in the attacks. we will continue our team coverage of the orlando massacre at 4:30 with a look at the renewed debate over gun control and you can get constant updates online at and the 6abc news app. sharrie. >> alicia, in other news police say one person died today when a car slammed
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straight into the front of a camden county home. chopper 6hd was over the crash on rosemont avenue in pennsauken. investigator also say the driver was having a medical emergency when he lost control and struck the house. he died there at the scene. a passenger was rescued from the car and taken to the hospital in stable condition. police say the home was vacant. >> closing arguments are under way in the federal corruption trial of congressman chaka fattah. he and his wife arrived to a center city courthouse this morning before prosecutors made their case one final time. fattah's defense began presenting their closing arguments this afternoon. the philadelphia democrat is accused of misusing federal grants and taking an illegal loan to pay for his failed mayoral campaign. fattah claims his former political consultants are to blame. >> pennsylvania governor tom wolf will be out of the office for a few days to undergo treatment for prostate cancer. the governor is that scheduled to have an outpatient
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procedure tomorrow. but a spokesman says wolf will continue his duties while he rests at home. he's expected to return to the office on thursday. governor wolf revealed his cancer diagnosis in february but said if they -- it's a mild form that does not require chemotherapy. >> as we mentioned a few minutes ago an actually beautiful day out there, very comfortable and sunny and we'll see if we can stretch this out a little bit. >> i was thinking the same thing. we want more of this. let's check in with meteorologist cecily tynan. >> hi, brian and sharrie. we'll get another one of these tomorrow and wednesday looking pretty nice. live on sky6 taking a look over cape may new jersey on the beach some folks extending their weekend and we're seeing blue skies, just some high thin cirrus clouds not blocking off the sun and temperatures back in the comfort zone. it was hot over the week. saturday's high 92, the heat intext made it feel more like 97 in philadelphia. yesterday we were at 90 with those 40 miles an hour wind gusts. today, so far the high only
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77 degrees. and the normal high for this time of the year is 82. so, we're back in the comfort zone. currently 77 in philadelphia, millville, dover the same, wilmington 76, allentown trenton and reading 73 degrees. and down the shore with that west wind, that's a looked breeze not a sea breeze so the atlantic city airport and beach haven currently 78 degrees. this is the reason why it feels so good. dewpoints have dropped well below 60 degrees. this time of the year you get a dewpoint of 45 that indicates we have bone dry air mass and that will be sticking around really through the day tomorrow. satellite6 along with action radar is showing we have high pressure over the midwest and the midatlantic. the next storm system that we're tracking is well out to the west just beginning to move into the plain states with some severe weather. that will likely will bring us some rain on thursday. but tonight's going to be another very comfortable night. low humidity, overnight low 63 in philadelphia which is a
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seasonable low and allentown 54. cape may 62. and wilmington 60 degrees. trenton 58 and if you look at the chance of precipitation you can see how it really goes sky high on thursday with periods of rain and some of that rain will linger into friday and then as you head into the weekend we dry out. so, the four day at 4:00 showing tomorrow like today? i think you'll like tomorrow. very nice, mostly sunny with low humidity, a high of 80 degrees. on wednesday it does begin to get a bit warmer, 86 degrees with a mixture of clouds and sunshine and thursday is a day we'll need the umbrella. we have a very slow moving low pressure that will be just kind of drifting through and that will bring us periods of occasional rain and drizzle, 76 degrees the high and friday looks like a day of transition. we start the day with rain. bile the afternoon some peeks of sunshine, temperatures in the kind of cool side, 77 degrees but i am tracking the return of some very hot air. i'll let you know when coming
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up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. today, though, kind of feels like spring. >> yeah, i like it. it was a hot weekend so it's a welcome change. >> nice change. >> coming up at 4:30 a renewed debate over guns. what local lawmakers are saying today after the tragedy in orlando. >> up next, septa moves into a new era. the new technology the agency rolled out today that will eventually replace tickets and tokens. >> and a moment of hope and positive reinforcement in the face of extreme tragedy in orlando coming up in big talkers. and remember, "action news" is about interaction with you. follow us on social media for the latest headlines, accuweather and breaking news and to communicate with us on facebook we're 6abc "action news," on twitter we're at 6abc. join us and be a part of "action news." >> ♪ need to go. ask your urologist if botox® can help calm your bladder and reduce your daily leakage episodes.
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>> we've learned name of the man who died in motorcycle crash this morning in delaware county. it happened about 2:45 this morning in the southbound
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lanes of the blue route near baltimore pike. police say 24-year-old rasheed spencer of philadelphia lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. he died there at the scene. no one else was hurt. a brush fire ripped through at least 10 cars in harleysville, pennsylvania. an "action news" viewer sent us this video from the wal-mart parking lot on route 113ly investigators think this startd when someone threw a cigarette into some dry brush. yesterday's high winds did the rest. customers called 911 and firefighters quickly showed up and got these flames under control. the good news here is that no one was hurt. and of course this reminder. any time you see breaking news happening join the action. send pictures and video to join the action at or post them on social media with #6abcaction. >> septa began using its new key cards today which will eventually replace the old system of tokens and paper tickets. the key cards went on sale at 6 o'clock this morning.
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up to 10,000 riders can bi-weekly passes at septa sales office. the passes work for subway lines city and suburban bus routes and the trolleys. regional rail and paratransit will be included later. now here's a look at today's closing numbers. and the stocks closing lower today. the dow down triple digits down more than 132 points, the nasdaq down 46 and the s & p 500 is down about 17 points. microsoft is buying linked in and one of the bigger tech mergers of all time. microsoft announced today that it will acquire the networking site for $26.2 billion. the deal is worth $196 per share which is about one and a half times what the stock was worth on friday's close. linked in brought in $3 billion in revenue last year and has 433 million members worldwide.
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>> huge number. hard to grasp. >> yeah. >> our coverage of the terror attack in orlando continues next on "action news." we are live with a look at the renewed gun control debate and to explain why despite alleged terror ties the gunman was able to legally purchase the gun. >> plus, ahead in big talkers orlando's police chief thanks his office for their acts of heroism. see the viral note of support coming up. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> it's 4:30 and "action news" continues with the latest on the nightclub mass can kerr in - mass can kerr imassacre in orde. >> as officials investigate that act of terrorism. ment the president and federal investigators say both the gunman 29-year-old omar mateen was inspired by foreign terrorists. the fbi is trying to determine whether mateen recently scouted out other potential targets including walt disney world. >> another critical part of this investigation is mateen's motive for carrying out this attack. in an interview today with his father he insisted he did not see this coming. >> what he did was completely act of terrorist. i wish i did know what he was doing. if i did catch him i would arrest him myself. >> the deliberate and brutal violence is again putting the gun control debate front and
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center. omar mateen was able to legally buy the weapons he used despite his alleged ties to terrorism. >> that news has a lot of people asking questions about how his application for a license could possibly get approved. "action news" investigative reporter wendy saltzman live now in center city to explain the questions and its answers that she found today. wendy. >> reporter: mateen was on that terrorism watch list but it didn't prevent him from buying those two weapons a day apart from each other at a licensed dealer in the days leading up to that mass shooting. now as orlando mourns there are cries for answers about how he slipped through the cracks. >> it's almost impossible, almost impossible to stop every single attack. >> reporter: senator tom carper of delaware the ranking nebraska on the senate homeland security committee. they expected about why no alerts were raised when suspected terrorist omar mateen purchased two high powered guns. >> the idea of allowing people on a terror watch list to buy weapons my dad would have said
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that's crazy. >> reporter: mateen worked as a security officer at g4s solutions one of the world's lash evident security companies based in florida. >> he used his licensure, his registration with state screening agencies, he may have used that in order to be able to buy a weapon. >> reporter: here in philadelphia mayor jim kenney criticized what he says are lacks laws across pennsylvania and across the nation. >> only purpose for assault weapon is to kill people which obviously we've seen. very effective in doing that. >> reporter: kenny was part of city council when they tried to tighten permit laws in philadelphia but it was superseded by the state and never enforceed. >> i don't know how we people today keep safe. >> reporter: in pennsylvania most gun licenses are approved in a matter of minutes. >> if your record is clean, no issues with a protection from abuse or domestic violence yes, you could be in and out of the store in a few minutes. >> reporter: mateen's license likely would have been approved here, too. he was removed from the fbi's watch list in 2014. >> the person has been
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tangentially connected to terrorism should not be able to purchase an assault weapon. >> we think that we can actually pass legislation that denies somebody on a watch list the ability to buy at least assault weapons, that's a shot we should take. >> reporter: the senate had can considered a ban on buying weapons by suspected terrorists but that bill back in december did not have enough support to pass. now at this point senator carper says the fbi does have the technology in order to track weapon purchases of people on their watch list and suspected terrorists and he says that's exactly what needs to be do. live in philadelphia, i'm wendy saltzman, channel6 "action news." >> all right, windy, we'll see where things go from here. and during those agonizing moments of terror, first responders and good samaritans rushed toward the danger to help the wounded. some of the injured were being -- we're being told actually played dead. seconds likely seemed like an
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eternity until the first responders were able to pull them out. >> my buddy was a bartender and first thing i do is i see his wound and i take off my shirt and i just tie my shirt around his leg to stop the bleeding. >> first responders and simply friends. fortunately the trauma center was only a block away. more than 40 wounded patients are still being treated there tonight. >> well, ever since yesterday's massacre support has been pouring in from all around the world and today american and rainbow flags hung outside city hall in paris. any moment now the eiffel tower will be lit up in the colors of the rainbow to pay respect to the victims. in israel, this is what tel aviv's city hall looked like after the multi colored tribute the building displayed the american flag. last night freedom tower at one world trade center was also hit up to support the gay community while the lights on the empire state building went dark. you can join the ongoing conversation about this tragedy on our facebook and twitter pages.
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we will bring you constant updates there and of course you can also share your thoughts and your condolences for the victims' families. >> all right. moving now to our forecasts as we start off this monday, not a bad day outside today at all. >> very comfortable out there tonight. let's go live on sky6 right now taking a look at the scene over penn's landing. need to get that boat out on the water. it's looking pretty nice. 77 degrees right now and the dewpoints are extremely low, 45 degrees. on saturday we had dewpoints near 70. it was very humid and hot. winds still a little bit breezy out of the northwest at 14 miles per hour. but yesterday we had those wind gusts up near 40 miles per hour. and this is a live shot from easton from the nurture nature center and you can see just some high thin cirrus clouds, pretty comfortable out there as well, temperature at 73 drones the dewpoint is 5 50 -- degrees and the dupe is 50. there is building heat across the midwest and some of that
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will be sneaking in to my seven-day forecast. i'll let you know when and i'll also have an early look at father's day coming up in a few minutes. >> right now it's looking pretty good. >> good. like to hear that. cecily thank you. police in upper darby are trying to figure out who fired shots near the police station. this happened around midnight last night along west chester pike near north keystone avenue. a retiring lieutenant on his last shift was walking to his car and says he heard the gunfire. investigators are questioning one person but so far no one has been arrested. a 25-year-old woman from dover is accused of repeatedly stabbing another woman with a steak nye knife. delaware steak police have arrested and charged ninika perkins-hunt. they say before the crime the victim, the suspect and a third woman were involved in an argument at the alder park apartments. the 24-year-old victim is being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. >> another local police force
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is getting those body cameras. 10 officers with the chester police department will soon begin field testing cameras from several different vendors. eventually every patrol officer will get one. the goal is to create more transparency and trust between the officers and the public they serve. the cameras will cost up to $200,000. officials hope to pay for them with money from private donations. >> from our new jersey news room now, a driver was rushed to the hospital after being thrown from their vehicle in gloucester county this morning. chopper six was over the crash on route 55 near little mill road in franklinville. police say the driver lost control of their car around 5:15. no word yet on the victim's condition. smoke could be seen pouring from an apartment building in lehigh county overnight. the fire broke out around 2:30 along the 500 block of station avenue in coopers burg. this was the second time firefighters were called there in just a matter of hours.
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earlier in the evening a power line fell on a shed sparking a fire. investigators are still trying to figure out if the two are connected. >> scientists are now drawing a new link between e-cigarettes and tobacco use among teenagers. "action news" anchor monica malpass live in the news room with the details on this study. hi, monica. >> this comes as supporters of vaping insist there's no connection between it and tobacco addiction. coming up tonight on health check though we will break down the new study that scientists say does have very strong evidence that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking for young adults. also flew at 5::tonight how a group of delaware county students used the power of youtube to grab the attention of local lawmakers as they push for a new pennsylvania state symbol. we'll have those stories and more coming up on "action news" tonight at 5:00. brian and sharrie, we'll see you then. >> all right. sounds good, monica. thank you. still ahead on "action news" a-local high schooler uses his vocal talents to thank his teachers and his
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performance is going viral. hear why the crowd was quickly brought to its feet coming up in big talkers. >> that's incredible. plus the orlando police chief thanks his office for putting their lives on the line in the hours after the nightclub massacre. his message of gratitude when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> a south jersey community is preparing to honor evesham township native christina grimmie, the singer who was gunned down after her own concert in florida last week. a candlelight vigil is planned for 8:45 tonight at the evesham township memorial complex on tuckerton road. the 22-year-old grimmie was shot to death while she was signing autographs in orlando friday just hours before the unrelated massacre at a
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different orlando club. police say grimmie's killer kevin loebell took his own life. they're still trying to determine motive. >> coalition of businesses and order labor is urging new jersey resident to defeat a proposed casino expansion. the group no north jersey casinos is add -- says adding to casinos in north jersey may lead to the closure of atlantic city's few remaining gaming halls. the proposals on the november 8th ballot. right now new jersey only allows casinos in atlantic city. >> we're not asking to move the port system down to atlantic city. we're not asking to move the stadiums and arenas from north jersey down atlantic city. we don't wander big pharma. the only thing we have is gaming. >> now supporters of the constitutional amendment say adding casinos in north jersey will help the state recoup gambling revenue lost to casinos in new york state. >> big talkers now and #orlando united is the top trending one on twitter today
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with people all across the globe sending their love, their condolences and their strength and as you can see here it's also across the top of the home page the orlando police department where a letter from the police chief is going viral today. this is the chief there, john mina and his message is titled mission first, people always. he calls it the darkest day of his 25 years with the department. now just to give you an idea of what his officers were up against, this image of a helmet worn by one of the police officers in orlando there is also being shared on social media today. that helmet saved that officer's life. now, mina says that even before the first patrol units arrived on the scene, one of his office was working extra duty at that nightclub and engaged the gunman as he opened fire. he writes in this viral note, our first responders and swat teams faced a hail of gunfire as they rescued the hostages and we are blessed beyond words that none were gravely injured or killed. he goes on to say that he's
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proud to be their chief and thanks everyone for the outpouring of support. he ends by saying, please hug your families tonight and be safe out there. very powerful letter. and now to this. a very, very powerful beautiful and pure way to end our big talkers today, a viral video from reading senior high school's graduation senior hector hechavarria with a rousing emotional rendition of you raise me up by josh groban. >> ♪ that message shout-out to all the teachers at the school he plans to attend albright college in the fall. music teacher on the piano and fellow graduate playing the cello there. people are sharing this one like crazy today.
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we imagine it's probably because today is especially it's a positive beautiful look at the future from some pretty talented grads ready to take on the world. you guys. >> what a voice. >> i think we need something to smile about. >> and he just gave it absolutely. alicia thanks very much. let's get another check on the roads right now. >> matt standing by with the update for us. >> chills from that. that was amazing. good afternoon brian and sharrie. we have a procession headed from camden to pennsauken. on the admiral wilson boulevard eastbound side and our fear is it's going to be here much of the week. it's due to construction taking out the right lane on the admiral wilson boulevard eastbound approaching 130 and it continues on 38. two of the lanes are blocked all week for work on the gas main. as you come offer the ben franklin bridge into camden you don't want to get on the admiral wilson boulevard really all this week. get on 676 southbound and then use some of the other roads instead of the admiral wilson boulevard and really the first
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chunk of 38 just past 130. meanwhile in wilmington our crash on 495 northbound has cleared so go ahead and use that. while we're here i want to remind you construction coming back to the delaware memorial bridge delaware bound tomorrow. it's going to be better than last week, though, just one left lane scheduled to be blocked tomorrow so that's a bit of an improvement. in west goshen chester county by the wawa, there's a crash along pottstown pike at green hill road. have one in east norriton by saint paul's lutheran church along hancock road at 202 dekalb pike. in trappe watch out for an accident along college avenue not too far from south elementary school. a wreck on the ramp from 422 eastbound to 29 southbound with volume on 422 westbound here in the normal spot by oaks. we'll check it again brian and sharrie, coming up from the 5 o'clock hour. >> all right, sounds good my friend. thanks very much. meteorologist cecily tynan standing by with that exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> meteorologist cecily tynan here with what is really good news for the rest of the week. >> yes. it's nice. we got rid of the heat and humidity. we got rid of the really strong winds. so we've got a lot of sunshine, comfortable conditions this week. >> good stuff. >> got to love that. action cam taking a look in logan square today where we've had the blue skies, the sunshine. you'll notice that there is a little bit of a breeze out there but at least the winds have diminished since yesterday. yesterday we had wind gusts up to about 40 miles per hour. and storm tracker6 live double scan slowing we are starting the work week off dry. it's dry and it's pretty comfortable. normal high for this time of the year is 82. we're well below that. philadelphia and millville 77 degrees. allentown, trenton and reading 73. wilmington 76 and you see the direction with the wind flow out of the west so you got that land breeze, not a sea breeze so along the beaches just as warm as inland. atlantic city airport and
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beach haven currently 78 degrees. and the wind speeds show that you it's still definitely on the breezy side anywhere from about eight to 15 miles per hour. but the winds will be diminishing as high pressure builds over us tonight and it's going to be a pretty comfortable night. satellite6 along with action radar showing that we are get something high thin cirrus clouds spilling over, over that ridge of high pressure but as that high pressure builds in, we'll see nothing worse than partly cloudy skies tonight and with that low humidity, there we go, it's going to be very comfortable. 54 degrees the low in the suburbs. 63 degrees for center city. and with nothing more than partly cloudy skies, you can can actually get a glimpse of the international space station. it's only visible for three minutes starting at 9:49. it travels from the west-northwest to the southeast. if you miss it tonight, you do have another opportunity to see it tomorrow night. it looks like sky conditions will be pretty good. so, tomorrow high pressure still in control over our weather. that will bring us another
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beautiful day. temperatures up a notch, 80 degrees but low humidity and then heading into wednesday, wednesday a warm front will move through. what that will do is bring us warmer conditions with a high of 86 degrees, slightly more humid, mixture of clouds and sunshine and that slow moving low pressure will be bringing us some periods of rain really through the day on thursday and even lingering into friday. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, if you liked today, you'll like tomorrow. very nice. temperatures just slightly below normal with that low humidity, dewpoints generally below 60 degrees, a high of 80 degrees. you can want it warmer. we've got there on wednesday. mix of clouds and sunshine with a high of 86 and then we get a little bit unsettled on thursday. i don't think it will be rain all day long but periods of rain and drizzle on and off through the day. with that temperatures will be quite a bit cooler, 76 degrees. heading into friday, friday is a day of transition. we start with lingering rain. could cause some problems for the morning commute. by the afternoon, i think the
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clouds will break for at least some peeks of sunshine, 77 degrees and an early look at father's day weekend. it's looking beautiful. mostly sunny with a high of 80 degrees on saturday and for all the dads out there, that's a tie in the graphic by the way, sunny and nice, a tie is always a good gift for dad, right, 83 degrees on sunday and if you like things hot, well, finally on monday the heat returns with a high up to about 90 degrees but tomorrow looking really nice. at this point the weekend is great. you like ties, don't you. >> and gadgets. >> gadgets a little more than ties. >> that's right. >> standard tie gift, that's what i do. thanks cecily. next on "action news," quick ways to improve your credit score can be tempting but they can also do more harm than good. >> and next in what's the deal we'll show you thousand spot scam artists trying not only to steal your information about thbutto turn you into a c.
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>> if your credit score lab a source of stress in your household you'll want to listen to this one. some people are turning to those credit repair agencies to improve that number but you have to be very careful. scammers cannot only steal your information but they can also turn you into a crook. here's what to look out for. when trying to make a if this decision for the future, it's often financial decisions from the past that can trip you up. from buying a car to buying a home, lenders can see your decision in a credit report and some scammers see this as an opportunity. according to the federal trade commission there are a few easy ways to spot a credit repair scam. first, if the company asks for payment before they render any services, beware. another red flag if they ask that you to not contact the credit reporting agencies directly. and if they suggest giving
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false information when applying for a mortgage or a loan, do not allow them access to your most sensitive information. another troubling trend among credit repair scammers, the promise of an entirely new credit identity which can unwittingly land you in trouble with the law. you can spot these scams instantly when a service suggests you abandon your social security number as a primary source of identification. and instead, use a new number that they assign. they call it a cpn short for credit privacy number or credit profile number. and here's why this can turn new a criminal. many of those numbers that they assign you are stolen social security numbers often from children which is why they have a clean slate. this could unknowingly make you an identity thief despite your good intentions. so, people want to clean up those credit scores but this comes with a price. sharrie. >> yeah, so much to watch out for. all right, alicia. inch finally at 4:00 a lively
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competition for people of a certain age kicks off today. the delaware county senior games is now under way. you have to be 50 and older to complete and go for the gold in a variety of olympic-style sports from outdoor games to golf to shuffle board and how about some weed bowling. the senior games encourages residents to stay fit while also having fun. more than 600 seniors are set to take part in this 12-day competition and it is opened to people who are up to the age of 100. >> awesome. >> serious bocce going on there. that will do it for action news at 4:00. for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli cecily tynan and adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. >> now here are rick williams and monica malpass with a look at what's ahead at 5 o'clock. hi, guys. >> coming up next on "action news at 5:00 tonight our coverage of yesterday it's
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deadly shooting in orlando continues. tonight we're learning more about the life and beliefs of the gunman and his potential ties to terrorists. also we have more on the victims of the attack including a philadelphia teenager killed in the chaos. >> and in philadelphia, we are following the local reaction and the outpouring of support as officials in florida continued their search for answers. we have live team coverage for you and that is next at 5:00. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> what happened in orlando yesterday was a horrifying act. a horrifying act of evil and terror. >> it's a reminder that regardless of race religion faith or sexual orientation, we're all americans. >> tonight messages of grief, of sorrow and support continue to pour in from around the country and the world after yesterday's deadly shooting in orlando. monday night, the big story on "action news" is the ongoing investigation into that massacre at the pulse nightclub that took the lives of dozens of people. >> here's what we know at this
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hour. 49 people were killed in the attack, 29 others remain in the hospital with five in grave condition. now we're learning more about the shooter omar mateen and his potential ties to foreign terrorist groups. but the motive behind the shooting remains a mystery. >> this as people in our area and across the country mourn the victims of the shooting including a philadelphia teen and a vigil for cher set to begin in less than 30 minutes. another vigil at city hall is scheduled for later today. >> we have live team coverage tonight. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is standing by in center city with the local show of support for those affected by the shooting. but let's begin with chad pradelli live in orlando florida this evening with the latest on the investigation there. chad. >> reporter: hey, rick, you see behind me like you said we're across the street from city hall. there is the stage that is part of this mass vigil that will take place at 7 o'clock this evening. down belowou


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